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AmeriCorps Grant Application Info

2018/2019 Funding Cycle TimelineAmeriCorps Utah logo

 

  • RFP notification info to stakeholders — February 7, 2018
  • RFP outreach workshops — statewide — March 19 – March 30, 2018
  • Submit notice of intent to apply by email to Corynn Benoit at cbenoit@utah.gov — April 13, 2018
  • Submit formula concept paper by email to Corynn Benoit at cbenoit@utah.gov — May 6, 2018, by 5:00 p.m. (MST)
  • Formula review for submitted applications — May 11, 2018 – June 13, 2018
  • Final decision letters to applicants — June 14, 2018
  • Successful applicants complete full online application — June 20, 2018
  • Selected programs begin operations — Late Summer/Early Fall 2018

2018 AmeriCorps Funding Opportunity

UServeUtah, the Utah Commission on Service and Volunteerism, will be accepting applications for the operation of Utah State AmeriCorps programs. AmeriCorps provides support to nonprofits, community organizations, and public agencies committed to addressing critical issues in areas such as education, public safety, health, economic opportunity, the environment, and other human needs. Grantees and sponsoring organizations are responsible for recruiting, selecting, and managing members. New programs selected through this process will begin operation in the fall of 2018.

The application process will be explained in detail in mandatory AmeriCorps Funding Technical Assistance Meetings. Those interested in applying must attend one of the following meetings:

March 19 – Provo, UT
1:00 – 4:00 PM @ Provo City Library Rm 309, 550 North University Ave.

March 22- Salt Lake City, UT
1:00 – 4:00 PM @ Utah State Library Rm 219, 250 North 1950 West

March 28 – Ogden, UT
1:00 – 4:00 PM @ Pleasant Valley Branch Boardroom, Weber County Library,
5568 South 500 East

March 30 – Webinar – If Needed
1:00 – 4:00 PM
RSVP for Webinar information

To reserve a space for any these meetings, please contact Corynn Benoit at cbenoit@utah.gov.

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Instructions for submitting the General Assessment Questionnaire
Organizations and agencies that have not previously received AmeriCorps grant funding from UServeUtah must complete the General Assessment Questionnaire. This certification is to assure UServeUtah that the contracted agency has adequate administrative procedures in place to ensure that funds disbursed by UServeUtah will be safeguarded as required by federal regulations. UServeUtah reserves the right to conduct on-site monitoring of contracted service providers as it deems necessary.

    • Please complete all questions on the form.
    • The General Assessment Questionnaire must be submitted in electronic format by e-mail to Corynn Benoit at cbenoit@utah.gov by May 6, 2018, at 5:00 p.m. (MST).
    • Include copies of the following documents:
      • Organizational Chart
      • Resumes and position descriptions for all grant and fiscal management staff to contribute to the AmeriCorps program
      • Financial policies and procedures
      • Confirmation of insurance coverage
      • Most recent audited financial statements

Grants

UServeUtah administers Utah AmeriCorps programs grants. Grant funds are usually for nonprofit organizations, faith-based organizations, government agencies and schools. Grants are usually meant to be used as “seed money” to enhance the capacity of your organization in creating vibrant productive communities with active, engaged citizens.

We look forward to working with you as you strengthen Utah communities through the power of service and volunteerism!

AmeriCorps Program Grant

AmeriCorps Utah logoThe Utah Commission on Service and Volunteerism accepts applications for the operation of Utah States AmeriCorps programs.  AmeriCorps provides support to nonprofits, community organizations, and public agencies committed to addressing critical issues in areas such as education, public safety, health, economic opportunity, the environment and other human needs.  Grantees and sponsoring organizations are responsible for recruiting, selecting, and managing members.  Program operation will begin in Fall of 2018. The application process will be explained in detail in mandatory AmeriCorps Funding Technical Assistance Meetings. Those interested in applying must attend one meeting. Further information is available on our AmeriCorps Grant Overview page and the 2018 RFP page.

The National Service Story

Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC)

Civilian Conservation CorpsDuring the Great Depression of the 1930s, President Franklin D. Roosevelt created the Civilian Conservation Corps which recruited over four million young people and provided billions of dollars worth of support to communities. Through 11 years of the Great Depression, CCC members restored the nation’s parks, revitalized the economy, enabled millions of families to live in dignity, and developed new skills to support themselves and their families. Inspired by the CCC model, over a thousand AmeriCorps* National Civilian Community Corps members are at work today on special urban and rural projects.

Peace Corps

PeaceCorpsIn the 1960s, the call to service came from President John F. Kennedy who challenged Americans to “ask not what your country can do for you, ask what you can do for your country.” This strong spirit of citizenship inspired the Peace Corps. Today, thousands of young Peace Corps volunteers travel far and wide to connect America with the world through peaceful service efforts, such as building schools to promote literacy, helping farmers provide food for the hungry, and setting up hospitals to care for the sick. After returning from overseas, Peace Corps volunteers put their new knowledge to work at home, changing America for the better.

VISTA and the National Senior Service Corps

senior corpsThe 1960s also saw the birth of Volunteers in Service to America (VISTA) which organizes efforts to help low-income citizens and communities mobilize efforts to address their challenges. One initiative to engage older Americans in service grew into the National Senior Service Corps, which now includes the Foster Grandparents Program, the Senior Companion Program, and the Retired and Senior Volunteer Program.

 

National & Community Service Trust Act

Corporation LogoPresident Bill Clinton sponsored the National and Community Service Trust Act which was passed and signed into law on September 21, 1993. The legislation created a new federal agency, the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS), to administer federally-funded national service programs. The law created AmeriCorps, which was designed to support local, state, and national organizations across the nation that involve Americans in results-driven community service.

Revival of Interest in National and Community Service

President George H. W. Bush helped spark a revival of interest in national service when he instituted the White House Office of National Service in 1989. In 1990 Congress passed the National and Community Service Act, which created a Commission on National and Community Service that sought to “renew the ethic of civic responsibility in the United States.” Full implementation began in 1992, when the commission awarded $64 million in grants to support four broad types of state and local community service efforts. These initiatives were the Serve-America programs (formerly Learn and Serve) which involved school-aged youth in community service and service-learning through a variety of school and community-based activities; Higher Education Innovative Projects aimed at involving college students in community service and at promoting community service at educational institutions; American Conservation and Youth Service Corps, supporting summer and year-round youth corps initiatives that engage both in- and out-of-school youth in community service work; and the National and Community Service Demonstration Models, for programs that were potential models for large-scale national service.

National Service Today

Time MagOn March 31, 2009 the Edward M. Kennedy Serve America Act was passed. This bill focuses on significantly expanding and improving opportunities for utilizing National Service to meet specific national challenges.  Pressing challenges such as tackling the dropout crisis and strengthening our schools; improving energy efficiency; safeguarding the environment; improving health care in low-income communities; expanding economic opportunities for low-income individuals; and preparing for and responding to disasters and emergencies.

OBAMAKENNDYPresident Obama, reflecting on the passage of the new legislation said “Our work is not finished when I sign this bill into law – it has just begun. It is up to each of us to seize this opportunity, to do our part to lift up our fellow Americans, to realize our own true potential. I call on all Americans to stand up and do what they can to serve their communities, shape our history and enrich both their own lives and the lives of others across this country.”

In October 2016, National Service reached an incredible milestone for our nation. Since its launch in 1994, over one million men and women have joined AmeriCorps.

Utah AmeriCorps Grant Application Overview

AmeriCorps Utah logoPurpose of AmeriCorps State Grants

The purpose is to maximize the power of service and volunteering to improve lives in communities across the country. In the Edward M. Kennedy Serve America Act, Congress directed the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) to focus national service in the following areas where service can make a major impact; (1) improving education, (2) energy conservation and the environment, (3) the health of all Americans, (4) economic opportunity for economically vulnerable individuals, (5) increasing service by and for veterans; (6) and providing disaster services.

For each of these priority areas, CNCS has identified specific objectives and, in many cases, standard performance measures that AmeriCorps programs must meet. For extensive information on CNCS funding goals, performance objectives, strategies, and priority measures, read the CNCS Strategic Plan.

Eligible Applicants
The following entities are eligible to apply for, implement, and operate an AmeriCorps program in Utah: non-profit organizations; an institution of higher education; a state agency; a community or faith-based organization; government entities within the state including cities, counties, and municipalities; or a partnership of any of the above entities. All Utah AmeriCorps programs must operate solely in Utah, and all member service activities must take place in-state. Utah AmeriCorps programs are required to use at least 10 member service years, or the equivalent of 10 full-time AmeriCorps members.

Grant Award(s)
The grant award spans a period of three years but is renewable annually subject to performance reviews, availability of federal funds and progress toward sustainability. Programs are funded to begin operations in fall of each year.

Types of Awards

Competitive Award
Competitive funds are awarded by CNCS. In the fall of each year, UServeUtah selects programs from the current State Formula Portfolio for recommendation to CNCS for review in competition with proposals from all single- and multi-state applicants. The Corporation runs a Peer and Staff Review to make funding determinations. Current Formula-funded programs who are interested in applying for a Competitive award will submit a request to UServeUtah for recommendation. UServeUtah does not accept new applicants in the fall for the CNCS competitive process.

Formula Award
Formula funds are awarded to programs by UServeUtah. Formula funds are given to UServeUtah based on the federal allocation for AmeriCorps and Utah’s population, which is then “passed through” to programs in the Utah AmeriCorps Portfolio. The amount of funds available to award each year to new and re-applying programs depends federal allocation and the number of Formula-funded programs in continuation (year one or two of the three-year grant cycle). UServeUtah employs a Peer and Staff review to make funding determinations.

Process

UServeUtah accepts new and continuing applications for formula funding in the spring of each year and uses a multi-step application process which includes:
Applicant must

  • Attend a mandatory* Technical Assistance and Training Meeting (these are the only opportunities to receive the application)
  • Submit a General Assessment Questionnaire
  • Submit application based on app instructions

Applications then go through a

  • Staff Review
  • Full committee review

*The application process will be explained in detail at the mandatory AmeriCorps Funding Technical Assistance Meetings that are taking place in March 2018.

Technical Training Timeline and Locations
For more information about where and when AmeriCorps Funding Technical Assistance Meetings will take place and how to apply, visit our 2018 RFP Process, Timeline, and Locations page.

Consultation Process for AmeriCorps National Directs

UAmeriCorps Utah logoServeUtah is excited to have the opportunity to consult with AmeriCorps National Direct programs to better serve the needs of our state.

The Edward M. Kennedy Serve America Act requires that any applicant proposing a multi-state AmeriCorps program (referred to as a National Direct program) consult with the State Service Commissions in the states where they intend to operate an AmeriCorps program. UServeUtah sees the consultation process as a way to foster meaningful partnerships that will further promote the use of national service as an effective strategy to address unmet needs in communities throughout the state of Utah.

Please complete the form below as the first step in the consultation process if your organization is:
– applying for a new National Direct program that will serve Utah;Map of Utah
– currently operating as a National Direct in Utah and re-competing as new;
or
– submitting a continuation application but is proposing to open a site in Utah for the first time.

To begin the process, please complete the National Direct Consultation Template and return it via email to gregbates@utah.gov. We will then contact you to discuss the program proposal. If you have any questions or would like additional information, please don’t hesitate to contact us.

National Direct Consultation Form: Consultation Form

Lt. Governor’s Volunteer Recognition Certificate

The Lt. Governor’s Volunteer Recognition Certificate recognizes Utah residents who demonstrate exemplary volunteer service to their community. The certificate is signed by the Lt. Governor and distributed by the Utah Commission on Service and Volunteerism on a bimonthly basis. Nominees for the Lt. Governor’s Volunteer Recognition Certificate are automatically be considered for the Power of Service Award.

For more information, please contact Ruqia Qasim at rqasim@utah.gov or (801) 245-7222.

To nominate someone for the Lt. Governor’s Volunteer Recognition Certificate, click here.

Purpose

The proper recognition of volunteers is an important component in any volunteer program, large or small. UServeUtah encourages some form of volunteer recognition to help address ongoing issues related to volunteer retention. To that end, the Commission awards Volunteer Recognition Certificates to Utahns for outstanding contributions to local communities. The Lt. Governor’s Volunteer Recognition Certificate aims to recognize just a few of the many volunteers who help make Utah a better state, while promoting and inspiring further ongoing volunteer efforts.

Criteria

In order for a volunteer to receive a certificate, the submission must be accompanied by a narrative statement that describes the nominee’s community service activities and demonstrates how those activities address the community’s serious social problems. Narratives should be no longer than 250 words. Volunteers with identical, generic narratives will not be issued certificates. Please write unique narratives for each volunteer. One time or short-term volunteers (unless otherwise noted) are not eligible.

Achievement
The nomination must reflect the actual accomplishments achieved through voluntary service.

Community Need
The service must address unmet human, educational, environmental or public safety needs.

Ongoing Involvement
The voluntary community service must be ongoing rather than a one-time activity, with the exception of outstanding service for short-term crisis situations.

Other Requirements
Nominations for the Lt. Governor’s Volunteer Recognition Certificate must be made by someone from within the volunteer organization. There is no age requirement. Service must be performed in Utah. Service must be performed by an unpaid volunteer, not a national service participant.

AmeriCorps Program Director Resources

AmeriCorps Utah logoProgram Director Manual

Program Director Manual Table of Contents
Chapter 1 – Introduction
Chapter 2 – National Service
Chapter 3 – Getting Started
Chapter 4 – Member Supervision
Chapter 5 – Managing the Program
Chapter 6 – Program Monitoring

Requests for Reimbursement (RFR) and Progress Reports

RFRs and Progress Reports are due quarterly. They are due on or before the 20th of January, April, July, and October. When submitting an RFR, there are four documents that should be submitted. These documents are the RFR Spreadsheet (either monthly or quarterly depending on the program), Financial Income Report, RFR Reconciliation Spreadsheet, and a detailed program ledger.
Progress Report Feedback Form
Progress Report Template
RFR Example Ledger
RFR Financial Income Report

RFR Ledger Reconciliation Spreadsheet
RFR Required Items Examples
RFR Required Language
RFR Spreadsheet (Monthly)
RFR Spreadsheet (Quarterly)
RFR Tips and Reminders

National Service Criminal History Checks

Background Check Language
Criminal History Check Requirements
National Service Criminal History Check Enforcement Guide
National Sex Offender Public Registry
Required Annual NSCHC eCourse (Required for all program directors and staff involved in the enrollment process at hire and every August)
State by State National Service Criminal History Check Guide (For additional information on background checks for members who are out of state)

Monitoring Tools

2018-2019 Fiscal Monitoring Tool
Member File Check Review Guidelines
Member File Review Template
Programmatic Monitoring Guide

Policy Links

AmeriCorps Rules, Regulations, and Provisions (Legal provisions for program)

Web Based Training Links

Supplemental Online Training Resources – Program Staff
Supplemental Online Training Resources – Finance Staff
CNCS Litmos Course Library
Registering for the Litmos System
eGrants Tutorials

 Additional Forms and Documents

3/1 Certification of Sub-Grant Closeout Form
Access AmeriCorps Checklist
Corporation Funding Compliance Agreement
Federal Standard Form 269A
2018-2019 Pre-Contract Checklist
Site Accessibility Survey
Slot Conversion Chart

eGrants Links

eGrants (Federal Member Management System)
eGrants Tutorials

IPT Links

IPT Login (Member Tracking System)
IPT Delete Request Form

IPT Member User Guide
IPT Program Director User Guide
IPT Site Supervisor User Guide
IPT Technical Glitch Form
IPT User Access Request 

Memorandums

Time Sensitive Changes to AmeriCorps Enrollment and Recruitment (June 15, 2018)
Updating the Contact Log in IPT with Background Check Initiation Dates (November 28, 2017)
National Service Criminal History Checks for Returning Members
 (September 19, 2017)
NSCHC Requirements and Enforcement (April 26, 2017)
Criminal History Checks in IPT (April 29, 2016)

Volunteer Recognition

UServeUtah encourages AmeriCorps members to nominate the outstanding volunteers they recruit for the Lt. Governor’s Volunteer Recognition Certificate.
Lt. Governor’s Volunteer Recognition Certificate

Branding and Communications

UServeUtah and AmeriCorps Branding Guide
Shop for National Service Gear Online
2018 CNCS Communications Guide

Utah AmeriCorps Programs

Click here if you are interested in joining a Utah AmeriCorps program, or reach out to one of the program directors listed below.

United Way of Salt Lake
Carmela Castaneda
carmela@uw.org
257 East 200 South, Suite 300
Salt Lake City, UT 84111
801-694-4285

Program Focus: Education
The United Way of Salt Lake’s AmeriCorps Program focuses on providing math tutoring to students in the Granite School District. The AmeriCorps Math program utilizes the pull-out model, which consists of AmeriCorps members and volunteers tutoring students during the day at each site. Members and volunteers tutor students using the pull-out model to address gaps in understanding of key concepts that must be addressed to develop grade level proficiency. At-risk students are selected from first to third grade classes for support through an assessment.
AmeriCorps Members: 10

For more information, click here.


Utah STEM Initiative AmeriCorps ProgramBoys and Girls Clubs Utah logo
Dominic Bills
dominicb@bgcutah.org
1060 East 150 North
Provo, UT 84606
801-876-0314

Program Focus: Education
The Utah STEM Initiative AmeriCorps Program engages underprivileged youth in the fields of Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM). Through tutoring and mentoring activities, students increase their knowledge of the STEM field and experience a shift in attitude, awareness, engagement, behavior and skill. Students are also mentored and have the opportunity to network with STEM professionals and education institutions.
AmeriCorps Members: 56

For more information, click here.


The Boys and Girls Clubs of Weber-Davis (BGCWD) 
Linda Anderson
lindaa@bgcweberdavis.org

2302 Washington Blvd. Ste. 201
Ogden, UT 84401
801-710-7258

Program Focus: Education
The Boys and Girls Clubs of Weber-Davis (BGCWD) provides additional support to students who are at risk of dropping out of school due to chronic absenteeism and students who are not achieving mastery levels on SAGE (state-wide testing) assessments. AmeriCorps members support these students by mentoring them both during the school day and after school at the club.
AmeriCorps Members: 14

For more information, click here.


BYU Family, Home and Social Science (FHSS)BYU Social Work AmeriCorps program
Charlene Clark
charlene_clark@byu.edu
BYU – School of Social Work
2190C JFSB
Provo, UT 84602
801-422-7438

Program Focus: Healthy Futures
BYU Family, Home and Social Science (FHSS) AmeriCorps utilizes members from the BYU FHSS student body to increase the capacity of non-profit mental health and substance abuse treatment facilities. Under the supervision of a licensed mental health professional, AmeriCorps members serve in a variety of service locations along the Wasatch Front, providing direct clinical services to clients seeking treatment.
AmeriCorps Members: 112

For more information, click here.


Utah Higher Education AmeriCorps Network
Maggie Roberts
maggier@utahcompact.org
1901 E South Campus Dr, RM 1130
Salt Lake City, UT 84112
801-585-7108

Program Focus: Healthy Futures & Education
Utah Higher Education AmeriCorps Network (UHEAN) utilizes students as AmeriCorps members at seven colleges and universities throughout the state. UHEAN will place AmeriCorps members who provide support to hundreds of community organizations through direct service and capacity building efforts. The work performed by AmeriCorps members increases the ability for organizations to continue providing much-needed services in the areas of education, healthy futures and economic opportunity.
AmeriCorps Members: 924

For more information, click here.


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Sean Damitz
sean.damitz@usu.edu
7205 Old Main Hill
Logan, UT 84322
435-770-6104

Program Focus: Environmental Stewardship
Utah Conservation Corps is a statewide program that partners with federal, state, local, and nonprofit agencies to protect, restore and enhance our environment. This program engages AmeriCorps members in working to complete projects in creation, maintenance, and improvement of trail access. In addition, members participate in construction and maintenance, noxious weed removal, habitat restoration, fuels reduction, environmental education, and volunteer management. Many of the AmeriCorps members are also certified first responders, making them available for deployment in the event of an emergency or disaster situation in the United States.
AmeriCorps Members: 180

For more information, click here.


Canyon Country Youth Corps
Chris Giangreco
cgiangreco@fourcornersschool.org
1117 N Main St.
P.O. Box 1029
Monticello, UT 84535
435-587-2156

Program Focus: Environmental Stewardship
Canyon Country Youth Corps, operating through the Four Corners School of Outdoor Education, addresses needs in Utah’s most rural and economically challenged area, San Juan County. The Youth Corps completes fuels reduction, invasive species removal, riparian restoration, trail maintenance, and construction projects on public lands. AmeriCorps members work with underserved youth as part of these crews, with the goal of healthier public land ecosystems that will also cultivate the next generation of environmental stewards.
AmeriCorps Members: 33

For more information, click here.


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Cynthia O’Connor
cynthia@auch.org
860 E 4500 S, #206
Salt Lake City, UT 84107
801-716-4613

Program Focus: Healthy Futures & Economic Opportunity
The Utah Healthcare Corps, operating through the Association for Utah Community Health, places AmeriCorps members at sites across the state where they work to improve health outcomes in the areas of immunization, diabetes, insurance enrollment and reduction of health disparities for special populations. Members work to reduce barriers to healthcare and expand services for the medically underserved.
AmeriCorps Members: 26

For more information, click here.


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Linda Brown
brownlb@ogdensd.org
1950 Monroe
Ogden, UT 84401
801-737-7403

Program Focus: Education
Mentoring for Success focuses on supporting at-risk students and providing services for elementary schools, including: tutoring, mentoring, case management for families, attendance tracking/early warning systems, and positive behavioral intervention support. Across the state, AmeriCorps members ensure participating K-6 students are provided with the supplemental services needed to be successful.
AmeriCorps Members: 66

For more information, click here.


Salt Lake County LogoSalt Lake County’s Most Vulnerable Populations
JaNea Raines
jraines@slco.org
2001 South State St. S2100
Salt Lake City, UT 84190
385-468-4877

Program Focus: Economic Opportunity
Salt Lake County’s Most Vulnerable Populations program utilizes AmeriCorps members in a variety of agencies that help the homeless obtain housing, provide assistance to the formerly homeless, and connect them to other mainstream services to increase self-sufficiency. Members support case management services that have been successful in supporting the State’s Ten Year Plan of ending chronic homelessness.
AmeriCorps Members: 15

For more information, click here.


Playworks UT LogoPlayworks AmeriCorps
Ben Cromwell
bcromwell@playworks.org
308 E 4500 S #120
Murray, UT 84107
801-503-5917

Program Focus: Education
Playworks AmeriCorps engages AmeriCorps members to serve in 12 low-income, at-risk elementary schools throughout Salt Lake County. These members create positive and inclusive school environments where every kids thrives both inside the classroom and out. Corps members teach social/ emotional skills, get kids active and promote play as an integral tool for improving student outcomes. By leveraging the power of play to empower students to become productive learners, Playworks Corps Members are deepening student connections to the learning experience.
AmeriCorps Members: 19

For more information, click here.


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Jennifer Throndsen
jennifer.throndsen@schools.utah.gov
Utah State Board of Education
250 E 500 S
Salt Lake City, UT 84111
801-538-7893

Program Focus: Education
Read.Graduate.Succeed AmeriCorps was developed to align with Governor Gary R. Herbert’s “On PACE to 66% by 2020” initiative, focusing on the urgency to implement a strong education program in schools throughout the state. AmeriCorps members are placed in schools identified by the Utah State Office of Education as priority schools or designated as low performing, which was determined through analysis of demographic and achievement data, commitment from the administration, and alignment with the initiative’s core strategies.
AmeriCorps Members: 168

For more information, click here.


Senior Charity Care Foundation
Beth Ehrhardt
behrhardt@ensignservices.net
PO Box 744
Kaysville, UT 84037
801-486-6808

Program Focus: Healthy Futures
Senior Charity Care Foundation (SCCF)’s mission is to improve the quality of life for elders in need. This program utilizes AmeriCorps members to help Utah’s elderly population access affordable medical services such as dental, vision, and auditory services.
AmeriCorps Members: 10

For more information, click here.


Planning Grants
UServeUtah is pleased to be supporting the following organization during a planning year. This program will use grant funding to put together a competitive business plan for a prospective AmeriCorps program and hopes to be competitive for AmeriCorps grant funding in the future.

  • International Rescue Committee (IRC)

What is AmeriCorps?

AmeriCorps provides opportunities for 80,000 Americans each year to give intensive service to their communities and country. AmeriCorps members tutor and mentor youth, build affordable housing, assist veterans and military families, provide health services, run after-school programs, help communities respond to disasters, and build the capacity of nonprofit organizations.

Members serve in full or part-time positions over a 10-12 month period. In exchange for their service, members earn a Segal AmeriCorps Education Award that can be used to pay for college or graduate school or to pay back qualified loans. Members also have access to other benefits such as health insurance, child care, training, and student loan forbearance during their service. Some members also receive a modest annual living allowance depending on the terms of their program.

Since 1994, more than 980,000 Americans have given 1.3 billion hours of service through AmeriCorps. For a list of AmeriCorps programs currently operating in Utah, click here. For further information and/or application materials, please contact UServeUtah at 1-888-755-UTAH (8824).

Designated AmeriCorps members are also critical in the event of a disaster. UServeUtah acts as the liaison with the Corporation for National and Community Service to call upon national service resources, including AmeriCorps members, for on-ground support.

Every individual who serves as an AmeriCorps member has a powerful impact on quality of life in Utah and across the United States. Check out this rich American Service History.